The Friedrich Ulfers Prize

The Friedrich Ulfers Prize was established in 2013 and is awarded annually by Deutsches Haus at New York University to a leading publisher, writer, critic, translator, or scholar who has championed the advancement of German-language literature in the United States. The prize, which is endowed with a $5000 grant, has previously been awarded to Riky Stock, Jill Schoolman, Susan Bernofsky, Barbara Perlmutter, Barbara Epler, Burton Pike, Robert Weil, Sara Bershtel, and Carol Brown Janeway.

Please join us on November 1, for the 2023 awarding of the Friedrich Ulfers Prize to the acclaimed author and translator Tess Lewis. Please find more details and RSVP by clicking here.

About Friedrich Ulfers

Friedrich Ulfers is Associate Professor of German at New York University. In the past he also served as Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Science, the German Department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of the NYU in Berlin Summer Program and Director of Deutsches Haus at NYU. The recipient of NYU's Distinguished Teaching Medal and Great Teacher Award, and two-time winner of the College of Arts and Science's Golden Dozen Award for Excellence in Teaching, Ulfers has taught not only in the German Department but also in NYU's interdisciplinary programs, offering courses that engage a range of interests, including literary theory, continental philosophy, and the relationships between science, literature, and philosophy. Friedrich Ulfers also served as a professor of Philosophy at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, teaching an intensive summer seminar on Nietzsche and 20th/21st Century Thought and giving a variety of lectures. From 2006-2009, he was Dean of the Media and Communications Division of the School, and in 2009 he was appointed Professor Emeritus. Friedrich Ulfers received the Heights Colleges Faculty Hall of Fame Award and the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany) for the commitment to German-American relations in the areas of culture and education.